Paws4thot

Signature: Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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Paws4thot

987 posts

I'll admit to not liking washed (or "preshaded") panel lines, because other than access panels they tend to be so shallow as to vanish at "scale distance" (the distance you stand from the real subject for a model to subtend the same arc of view).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

@Pretty mediocre modeller

"Even though I don't usually build in 1/48 "

It shows, not least in the data plate that reads "Scale 1/72".

Well spotted, I'll change that tonight thenEmbarassed

There is no typo harder to spot than the one you made yourself.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

Ah, so that was the question I thought it was. In which case you need the set you want to duplicate the colour of, and a bunch of "chips" of different manufacturers similar tones.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

On the general point, European-made decals, whether creditted to Cartograph or not, are probably printed by Cartograph, as being about the only European company who actually own a decal printer!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

I'd agree Paul's reasoning and choices for Humbrol colours. Alternatively, you could use Amiyat XF-16 which dries a bit more slowly than Metalcote.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

"Even though I don't usually build in 1/48 "

It shows, not least in the data plate that reads "Scale 1/72".

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

Looks not 3 bad.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

I've never owned a spray g, er airbrush. I also don't believe in "preshading", no least because I've never seen an aeroplane that looks like someone has run a 6" hairy stick down every panel joint, or even round every access panel.

As to "is Airfix a good brand", as others I'd say that depends on tool age, and also on "can you buy the subjects you want from them?"

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

Again, it's conventional for most fora to keep posts in date+time posted ascending order.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Paws4thot

987 posts

Well, the usual answer to avoiding "masking tape steps" in paint is to paint away from the tape. Have your spray gun nozzle above the masked area, or draw your hairy stick away from it!

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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